Job Title: Research Habitat Biologist
Employer: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Place of Birth: Duncan, BC, Canada
Public School attended: Capilano Elementary
High School attended: North Vancouver Senior High School
Further Education: University of British Columbia (B.Sc., M.Sc.).
Geographic focus of research: British Columbia, Alaska, Washington
|Our hydroacoustic/trawl boat the "Night Echo" with the trawl being deployed. Me on the deck.|
Brief synopsis of current research:
Community ecology of salmonids in lakes. I am currently working on the capacity of lakes to rear juvenile sockeye salmon. We conduct hydroacoustic and trawl surveys to measure the abundance distribution and size of sockeye fry and other limnetic fish. We use the productivity of the lake and the presence or absence of competitors and predators to predict the optimum numbers of sockeye spawners for the lakes we study.
Hume, J.M.B., K. S. Shortreed, and K.F. Morton, 1996. Juvenile sockeye rearing capacity of three lakes in the Fraser River system. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 53:719-733